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iPad Air 2 Said to Feature Thinner Design and Improved Touch ID

by Jacob Kleinman | September 3, 2014September 3, 2014 9:30 am PST

Apple iPad Air-Top

Apple probably won’t unveil its latest tablet lineup until later this fall, but a new report from DigiTimes claims to reveal how the company will convince its customers to pick up the iPad Air 2. According to the Chinese tech blog, Apple’s next full-sized tablet will offer an even thinner design compared to last year’s model along with an improved version of the fingerprint sensor technology introduced last year with the iPhone 5s.

DigiTimes doesn’t have the best track record when it comes to breaking Apple news, but today’s predictions are actually pretty reasonable. It seems like a given that the iPad Air 2 will be slightly thinner than its predecessor, even if it’s not a huge change. The report also claims the new tablet will offer the same exact display when it comes to size and resolution, which wouldn’t surprise us either. As for Touch ID, we’re still hoping Apple will rollout its fingerprint scanner to both new tablets this year. We’re also expecting the company to improve on the technology it introduced last year across all its devices.

With Apple set to announce two new iPhones and a wearable device September 9 it could be a while before the company announces another event to unveil its next-gen iPads. We’re guessing we won’t see the new tablets revealed until late September or even early October. Until then there’s sure to be plenty more leaks and rumors for both new devices. Stay tuned.


Jacob Kleinman

Jacob Kleinman has been working as a journalist online and in print since he arrived at Wesleyan University in 2007. After graduating, he took a...